Those of us in the United States are recovering after an extended Labor Day weekend, but there was plenty of tech news that just could't be contained by the unofficial end to the summer season. There's a lot of ground to cover, so let's dive in and get right to it, shall we?
Does anyone really think that Apple won't make a cheaper iPhone eventually? As Cupertino gradually reaches the loftiest heights of their profit margins, it would seem inevitable they will start to explore less-expensive options to soak up any remaining market share worldwide. But hey, if this is news to you, read on to find out what The Wall Street Journal has to say on the subject in our Tuesday recap...
Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you're probably aware that Apple is holding a media event on Wednesday, presumably to announce the next iPhone -- and that means now is the time to cash in on your old model.
A contender against the iPhone? Well, hardware wise, we will admit this phone is rocking, but can it take on the King? And is there a 7 inch iPad coming down the pike? Rumors, speculation, innuendo. It's all around us.
After two years of bromance, Target and Amazon bid farewell to seek other mates. Target, which began selling Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle Fire in stores in June 2010, announced last week that it’s halting shipments of Kindle products to its stores due to a competitive conflict. As Kindle products have grown from simple e-readers into full-blown tablets, with apps which link Amazon stores replete with competitive products, Amazon has become a threat. Likewise, Target is favoring Apple more and more these days, giving the Cupertino-based company a stronger focus in stores and promoting sales for iPads over Kindles.
We all know Ashton Kutcher will soon be playing Steve Jobs, but did you know the enigmatic Apple co-founder also has a rare acting cameo to his name? Thanks to a long-lost in-house short film called “1944,” the truth can finally be revealed as Jobs portrays his own version of President Roosevelt during World War II. This and a whole lot more make up the news for this hump day on Wednesday, May 2, 2012!
You already knew that Apple was releasing the new iPad on Friday, March 16, but now the company has confirmed what time their retail stores will open on that fateful day in the U.S. and nine other countries around the world.
As March 7 fast approaches, many of us are pondering what to do with our soon-to-be outdated iPad 2. After all, it’s still a perfectly good tablet that could find a good home with another loving family, right? If you’ve been wondering what your old iPad might be worth, have a look at some current data from NextWorth.com -- but be quick about it, the value is dropping every day!
Wow, another week has come and gone, just like that! By this time next week, the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show will be winding down in Las Vegas and we’ll all be giddy about the new stuff to look forward to later this year (or alternately, seriously depressed that we can’t afford it). But before you get a full-on dose of CES fever all next week, it’s time to hunker down and ingest some of the tech news that’s making waves on this fine Friday, January 6, 2012.